There are 6 ways to get from Lourdes to Santander by train, bus, car or plane

Select an option below to see step-by-step directions and to compare ticket prices and travel times in Rome2rio's travel planner.

Recommended option

Train, bus  •  6 h 32 min

  1. Take the train from Lourdes to Bayonne Ic
  2. Take the bus from Bayonne - Gare SNCF arrêt STAB, place Perreire to Bilbao - Estación de Autobuses de Bilbao
  3. Take the bus from Bilbao to Santander

$76 - $161

Cheapest option

Bus FlixBus  •  8 h 20 min

  1. Take the bus from Tarbes to Bilbao, Bilbao 786
  2. Take the bus from Bilbao to Santander Ouibus

$23 - $61

4 alternative options

Bus  •  8 h 22 min

  1. Take the bus from Tarbes to Bilbao K784
  2. Take the bus from Bilbao to Santander Ouibus

$23 - $81

Train  •  11 h 20 min

  1. Take the train from Lourdes to Bayonne Ic
  2. Take the train from Amara-Donostia to Zazpikaleak-Bilbao Fcc
  3. Take the train from Bilbao to Santander

$59 - $80

Drive  •  4 h 2 min

  1. Drive from Lourdes to Santander 246.3 miles

$50 - $80

Train, fly  •  8 h 29 min

  1. Take the train from Lourdes to Bayonne
  2. Fly from San Sebastian (EAS) to Santander (SDR) EAS - SDR

$116 - $452

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The cheapest way to get from Lourdes to Santander is to bus which costs 19€ - 55€ and takes 8 h 20 min.

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The quickest way to get from Lourdes to Santander is to drive which costs 45€ - 65€ and takes 4 h 2 min.

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No, there is no direct bus from Lourdes to Santander. However, there are services departing from Lourdes - Gare SNCF and arriving at Santander via Tarbes and Bilbao. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 8 h 20 min.

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No, there is no direct train from Lourdes to Santander. However, there are services departing from Lourdes and arriving at Santander via Bayonne, Hendaia, Amara-Donostia and Bilbao. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 11 h 20 min.

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The distance between Lourdes and Santander is 307 km. The road distance is 394.1 km.

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The best way to get from Lourdes to Santander without a car is to train and bus which takes 6 h 32 min and costs 60€ - 140€.

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It takes approximately 6 h 32 min to get from Lourdes to Santander, including transfers.

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Lourdes to Santander bus services, operated by ALSA, depart from Tarbes station.

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Lourdes to Santander train services, operated by SNCF, depart from Lourdes station.

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The best way to get from Lourdes to Santander is to bus which takes 8 h 20 min and costs 19€ - 55€. Alternatively, you can train, which costs 50€ - 70€ and takes 11 h 20 min.

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There is no direct flight from San Sebastian Airport to Santander Airport. The quickest flight takes 3 h 20 min and has one stopover.

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Lourdes to Santander bus services, operated by ALSA, arrive at Santander station.

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Map of how to get from Lourdes to Santander.
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  • Distance: 191.6 miles
  • Duration: 6 h 32 min

What companies run services between Lourdes, France and Santander, Spain?

You can take a bus from Lourdes to Santander via Tarbes - Gare Routière, Tarbes, Bilbao, Bilbao, and Bilbao in around 8 h 20 min. Alternatively, you can take a train from Lourdes to Santander via Bayonne, Hendaye, Hendaia, Amara-Donostia, Zazpikaleak-Bilbao, and Bilbao in around 11 h 20 min.

Airlines
Iberia
Website
iberia.com
Flights from San Sebastian to Santander via Madrid
Ave. Duration
3 h 45 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$130 - $650
Flights from San Sebastian to Santander via Madrid, Barcelona
Ave. Duration
7 h 35 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$140 - $700
Ryanair
Website
ryanair.com
Flights from San Sebastian to Santander via Barcelona
Ave. Duration
4 h 10 min
When
Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$60 - $370
Train operators
SNCF

Loosely translated as the French National Railway Corporation, the SNCF is France’s state-owned railway company. It covers the country’s extensive rail network, as well as the TGV and Thalys, France’s two high-speed railway networks. With over 14,000 trains operating daily, it is a fast and efficient way of travelling around the country. The railway network consists of about 32,000km in total, of which 1800km are high-speed lines and 14,500km are electrified.

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Contact Details
Phone
+33 9 70 60 99 70
Website
sncf.com
Train from Lourdes to Bayonne
Ave. Duration
1 h 36 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$26 - $40
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$26 - $40
1st Class
$35 - $55
Euskotren
Website
euskotren.eus
Train from Amara-Donostia to Zazpikaleak-Bilbao
Ave. Duration
2 h 31 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$6 - $9
Schedules at
euskotren.eus
Renfe Feve
Phone
+34 912320320
Website
renfe.com
Train from Bilbao to Santander
Ave. Duration
3 h 1 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$11
Schedules at
renfe.com
Bus operators
Iberocoach
Phone
(+351) 253 267 730
Website
iberocoach.com
Bus from Bayonne - Gare SNCF arrêt STAB, place Perreire to Bilbao - Estación de Autobuses de Bilbao
Ave. Duration
1 h 57 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$75 - $95
Website
iberocoach.com
Eurolines FR
Phone
+ 33 1 41 86 24 21
Website
eurolines.fr
Bus from Bayonne to Bilbao
Ave. Duration
1 h 44 min
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
$45 - $70
Schedules at
eurolines.fr
ALSA

A Spanish subsidiary of National Express, ALSA provides bus and coach services across Spain and neighbouring countries including Portugal, France, Germany, the Netherlands, Italy, Poland and Malta. Founded in 1923, ALSA values service and the customer experience. Buses are equipped with communal TV screens showing movies, individual behind-seat screens, ALSA radio, app for books and music, and free WiFi so you’re never bored on your journey. ALSA services are accessible to people with disabilities, and guide dogs are welcome on all journeys. Flexibility is another highlight of an ALSA journey, with three types of tickets on offer - Frequent Traveller Pass, Share Pass and ALSA Pass, along with discounts for senior citizens, students and children.

Contact Details
Phone
+34 902 42 22 42
Website
alsa.es
Bus from Bilbao to Santander
Ave. Duration
1 h 20 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$18 - $29
Website
alsa.com
Bus from Tarbes to Bilbao
Ave. Duration
4 h 30 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$27 - $45
Website
alsa.com
Ouibus

As the bus subsidiary of French railway SNCF, Ouibus offers comfortable, eco-friendly coaches serving 35 French cities and 11 European cities at affordable fares. Ouibus journeys are safe and comfortable, with the four-star coaches offering power outlets, restrooms and WiFi. All Ouibus stations are located close to town centres for easy access to public transport. Getting on one of the 130 daily journeys is easy - electronic travel documents include your ticket and a personalised mini-guide with handy information.

Contact Details
Phone
0890715298
Website
ouibus.com
Bus from Bilbao to Santander
Ave. Duration
1 h 10 min
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
$4 - $6
Website
Ouibus
FlixBus

One of Europe’s leading bus companies, Flixbus serves over 1400 destinations, in 26 countries including Germany, France, Italy, Austria, the Netherlands, Croatia, Spain, and across Scandinavia and central and eastern Europe. Founded in 2012, Flixbus’ extensive network connects cities with approximately 200,000 trips, with buses often departing every 30 minutes. One of the most affordable ways to get around Europe (and expanding soon into the US), a Flixbus journey is cost-effective, well-connected, comfortable and safe.

Rome2rio's guide to FlixBus
Contact Details
Phone
+49 1807 123 99 123
Email
info@flixbus.de
Website
flixbus.de
Bus from Tarbes to Bilbao, Bilbao
Ave. Duration
4 h 40 min
Frequency
5 times a week
Estimated price
$17 - $30
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Bus from Tarbes, Tarbes to Bilbao, Bilbao
Ave. Duration
4 h 45 min
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
$17 - $30
Website
flixbus.co.uk

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